Posted July 29, 2018 09:58:00 More than 1.4 million Australian students are working in higher ed and their employers say the Australian workforce is growing.
In the 12 months to June, the number of people employed in higher-education institutions grew by 10 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said.
More: The number of graduates working in university and colleges more than doubled, and the number earning degrees has increased by 22 per cent over the same period.
In total, 6.9 million Australians have enrolled in higher studies, and more than half of those are aged 25 and over.
This is an increase of 22 per of the total enrolments in the 12-month period to June 30, 2018.
“We’re seeing an increasing number of young people applying for a degree, which we’re seeing in terms of enrolments and students applying for degrees,” said Dr Michael Brown, chief executive officer of the Higher Education Union (HEU).
“It means people are applying for these degrees now, not just in 2019 and 2020.” “
In recent years, many universities have become increasingly selective, and have closed more campuses to boost the number who can get degrees. “
It means people are applying for these degrees now, not just in 2019 and 2020.”
In recent years, many universities have become increasingly selective, and have closed more campuses to boost the number who can get degrees.
The HEU is now looking to see if other institutions are being equally selective.
The association is not opposed to more universities opening, but said the need for more choices for students was clear.
Dr Brown said he wanted to see the system that was the same for both Australian and international students.
“I would like to see more opportunities for Australian students to go to international universities, or international-trained students to study in Australia,” he said.
“That’s what we’re doing.”
But while some students are going overseas for higher studies at higher rates than in the past, many are not.
The number living overseas rose by 16 per cent to 8.1 million in the same 12-months period, the ABS said.
This number includes those who are studying in China, India, the United States, the UK, and France.
“Some of the students who come to Australia to study are taking courses overseas that will last for six to nine months, and that can really add up to a very significant amount of time to those students,” Dr Brown explained.
“They’re also coming from a world where a lot of universities are not very open, and students are coming to Australia for the first time.”
He said he was worried that some universities were not doing enough to ensure students could enrol in a course in the future.
“You’ve got a lot more people applying now to a degree that is not going to be there in three years than in one year.”
I think universities should be looking at ways to make it easier for students to stay in Australia.
“The union’s chief executive, Stephen O’Brien, said universities should also take a more aggressive stance in securing foreign students.
”I’m really concerned about universities trying to be too much in-your-face, in trying to attract the best students, which will only work to the disadvantage of our national economy,” he told ABC Radio Canberra.
“So we need to be looking to the future and the way in which we can be a more attractive place to study.””
So we need to be looking to the future and the way in which we can be a more attractive place to study.”